Justina Nixon-Saintil

As IBM Vice President and head of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts, Justina Nixon-Saintil drives strategic, socially responsible programmatic investments that enable IBM’s technology and talent to address some of society’s biggest challenges worldwide.

The CSR programs Justina manages enable IBM and its employees to transform their altruism into reality. Some of these resources, such as IBM Service Corps, rely on skilled employee volunteerism to foster community success and well-being; they demonstrate the power of technology when combined with humanity. Other initiatives she leads, such as P-TECH, SkillsBuild, Academic Initiatives, and Skills Academy use multi-sector partnerships to help create more inclusive and innovative schools and workforces. She also leads the IBM Sustainability Accelerator, which leverages IBM technologies and expertise to mitigate the effects of climate change in vulnerable communities.

As IBM’s Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) focal point, she spearheads corporate practices that underpin the company’s tradition of uncompromising ethics and transparency in its operations and environmental footprint. Justina communicates these ideals by spearheading the company’s annual ESG report as well as articulating the company’s “Good Tech” narrative to stakeholders, including investors.

Previously, as director of CSR at Verizon, Justina created and led programs to make education more inclusive. She brokered partnerships with community organizations to help bring innovative resources and experiences to under-resourced students in hundreds of schools. Justina was also the liaison to President Obama’s White House Office of Science and Technology, and U.S. Departments of the Interior and Education, in support of Verizon’s ConnectEd commitment. Earlier in her career, she was an Engineer for the U.S. Department of Energy.

Justina, who is an Aspen Institute First Mover Fellow, earned her Master of Business Administration from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business and her bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo.